Manchester United Set Price Tag for Unwanted Nemanja Matic

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​Manchester United want around £15m to sell Nemanja Matic in the upcoming January transfer window, according to one report.

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The midfielder’s contract is due to expire at the end of the season, but United can trigger an option to extend it until 2021, if they choose.

According to ​SunSport​United plan to exercise that option in order to safeguard the star’s resale value, if no club comes forward with a suitable offer for the 31-year-old by January.

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The report claims United want £15m for the two-time Premier League winner who cost them closer to £40m back in 2017, but will be inclined to accept a ‘slightly’ lower proposal in order to get his high wages off the books.

A January exit for Matic appears the desired solution for all parties, with the Serbia international – who has fallen far behind Scott McTominay in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s plans – having made started just two Premier League games in 2019/20.

It was reported last week that ​Matic left United training a session after just 24 minutes, while he was also absent for a charity gala at Old Trafford where the rest of his teammates were present.

Matic has no shortage of suitors. SunSport’s article claims Inter – whose manager Antonio Conte worked with Matic at Chelsea – are already in talks with the player’s representatives, while Juventus would be keen on a free deal if it comes to that.

In addition, Atletico Madrid and AC Milan have also been mentioned in the speculation swirl, while 90min learned last month that ​West Ham are also interested, with Matic open to moving back to the capital.

Matic also ‘liked’ an Instagram post which joked that he was waiting for a move to join Jose Mourinho at Tottenham, having twice been signed previously by the Portuguese manager.

However, ​Solskjaer brushed off the social media incident as just ‘a sense of humour’.

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